US 7063105 B1
The improved structure for the water inlet and outlet of faucet valve base has a partially setting horizontal partition membrane in the cold and warm water inlets and the outlet, and reduces their size. Since there is some distance between the partition membrane and the top and the bottom of the inlets as well as outlet, the water can change its running direction. This can make the outlet direction of the outlet closer to the outlet channel of the valve groove of the faucet. Therefore, the length of the outlet channel can be effectively reduced and another water extension channel between the outlet of the valve base and the outlet of the faucet is not required. This can make it easier to be manufactured, reduces the cost, and decreases environmental pollution.
1. A faucet with a water inlet and outlet of a valve base comprising:
a water channel having a cold-water inlet, a warm water inlet, and an outlet; and
a horizontal partition membrane, partially set in the cold and warm water inlets and the outlet, the partition membrane being placed a distance from a top and a bottom of the inlets and outlet, wherein water has a changeable running direction within said water channel.
2. The faucet defined in
The present invention relates generally to a faucet, and more particularly to a faucet which comprises improved structure for the water inlet and outlet of the valve base.
As shown in
Therefore, a water extension channel is required between the outlet 43 of the valve base 40 and the outlet 51 of the faucet 50. However, since the extension channel 512 might overlap the inlet channels of cold and warm water of the faucet 50, they should be put at a different height. This makes it more difficult to mould the faucet, increases its size and cost, and brings more pollution.
Therefore, an ideal and practical structure is called for in this field.
This invention can change the positions of cold and warm water inlets 11 12 as well as the outlet 13 of the valve base 10 with a partition membrane without changing the internal structure of the valve base. This can make the outlet direction of the outlet 13 closer to the outlet channel 33 of the valve groove 301 of the faucet 30 (refer to
The above is a detailed description of the technical features of this invention. Any adjustment and revision of this invention should be subject to the invention and within the scope prescribed by the patent.
The features and the advantages of the present invention will be more readily understood upon a thoughtful deliberation of the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment of the present invention with reference to the accompanying drawings.
As shown in
There is a water channel of the valve base 10, which includes a cold water inlet 11, a hot water inlet 12, and an outlet 13. In particular, this valve base 10 is installed at the bottom of a valve 20. When the valve is installed in the pre-set valve groove 301 of the faucet 30, the cold and hot water inlets 11 12 and outlet 13 are corresponding with the cold and warm water inlets 31 32 and outlet 33 of the valve groove 301.
The present invention has a horizontal partition membrane 14, which is partially set in the cold and warm water inlets 11 12 and the outlet 13, and reduces their size. Since there is some distance between the partition membrane 14 and the top and the bottom of the inlets as well as outlet, the water would change its running direction.
The reduced cold and warm water inlets 11 12 would come closer to the outlet 13. And the reduced outlet 13 would come closer to the outlet 33 of the valve groove 301 of the faucet 30.